3 new local shops just opened in Brookwood Village including Darnell’s Fun Stuff and White Flowers. More coming soon

Brookwood Village near Birmingham, AL
Brookwood Village (Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now)

There’s lots going on at Brookwood Village just over the mountain in Homewood. As one of the longest-standing Birmingham shopping destinations over the last 45 years, it’s been a permanent fixture for retail in the area. Find out how it’s evolving, what’s new, and what’s coming soon.

Anne Stephens, specialty leasing and marketing coordinator said,

“We are thrilled to welcome a variety of new hyper-local tenants to Brookwood Village who will help drive foot traffic and offer community members a more interactive experience.”

Stephens explained that “offering more local boutiques, restaurants, and entertainment offerings show that Brookwood is far more than just a shopping mall, but a community gathering place and evolving entertainment destination.”

There’s a host of new additions and updates, with more openings planned very soon.

Let’s get to it – here’s the deets!

Recently opened and updated stores at Brookwood Village

1) Darnell’s Fun Stuff

Darnell's Fun Stuff new Brookwood Village locations
Darnell’s Fun Stuff have opened their second location (Photo via Darnell’s Fun Stuff)

Darnell’s Fun Stuff – a second location for this staple of the Vestavia Hills community for the last 30 years or so.  Darnell’s carry a wide selection of gift items and clothing accessories with personalization and monogramming services. Perfect for ‘back-to-school’!

2) White Flowers

White Flowers shop new Brookwood Village locations
Everything will be all white (Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now)

Do you love the color white? White Flowers is a Birmingham family owned boutique of 30 years and everything they sell is white. When you walk in their shop you feel like you’ve been transported to another world of peace and serenity.  From pillows and hand towels, to decor and clothing for all ages, you’ll find them all in all white. Perfect for wedding showers, gifts or as a quick respite stop from the hustle and bustle.

White Flowers relocated to Brookwood Village last fall, after being on a corner in downtown Homewood for several years.  They recently moved downstairs in Brookwood Village into a new space which has (wait for it) an all white storefront!

3) Butterflies and Magnolia

Butterflies and Magnolia storefront
A new clothing boutique for women and girls (Photo via Butterflies and Magnolia)

A clothing boutique featuring clothing for women and little girls. They offer a selection of “mommy and me” looks worthy of many a pinterest board.

Butterflies and Magnolia are located near Macy’s.

What else is on the horizon for Brookwood Village?

Homewood Theatre

Homewood Theatre
Homewood Theatre is set to open their 2019/20 season at Brookwood Village on Aug 22 (Photo via Homewood Theatre)

Homewood Theatre will be occupying their new space (across from Books-A-Million) from August when they kick-off their 2019-20 season.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for the newly renovated space on August 20th at 4PM and their first performance will be “Bill Bugg and Friends: Part 3” that will show August 22-25.

We can’t wait!

Homewood Flowers

Homewoof Flowers display
Pretty flowers galore. Homewood Flowers are set to open August 15 (Photo via Homewood Flowers)

Homewood Flowers are slated to open at their new Brookwood Village home on August 15 (located next to Homewood Theatre, across from Books-A-Million).

Expect to find beautiful floral arrangements, flowers by the stem and lovely gift items.

With the new space comes new offerings – they are planning to host workshops and classes too. Watch this space.

Edgewood Dance

Brookwood Village construction signage
Edgewood Dance is under construction (Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now)

Edgewood Dance will offer a new dance studio downstairs at Brookwood Village.

Founder and director, Heidi Stoeckley is set to bring a ‘wealth of knowledge and experience’ as a former graduate of the Juilliard School of Dance and professional dancer with The Martha Graham Dance Company.

The studio will offer technique classes in: ballet, modern dance, yoga, aikido, as well as other workshops and private lessons.

Canella Gelato

Is it possible to look at a picture of gelato without wanting some? (Photo by David Disponet)

Who doesn’t love gelato? It has less fat and some say more flavor than ice cream (we still love ice cream too, though).

Canella Gelato will be opening at the food court. There’s no word on an opening date yet but it couldn’t come sooner.

What are you looking forward to most? Let us know!

Brookwood Village is located at 780 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209 and has direct access off Highways 280 and 31.  It offers free covered and uncovered parking.

The mall is open Mon-Sat 10-9PM and Sunday 12-6PM. Store and restaurant hours vary so best check before you go.


Jon Eastwood
Jon Eastwood

Originally from Wales (UK) and a fluent Welsh speaker. Longtime sustainability and recycling champion. Former county recycling manager in the UK. Career highlights include introducing innovative recycling systems and achieving a point where households throw out trash just once a month. Competed in international coastal rowing championships and followed Wales throughout Europe in their Rugby and Soccer endeavours.

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